Subject: Re: Sort of off-topic, but....
To: None <>
From: Chris Clymer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/12/2005 07:13:37
This has everything you mentioned with the exception of X:

Yes, that _is_ the right url.  It's a free download.  It's posix.  It's not 
bad.  It's more "unix-like" as opposed to "linux-like".  Pkgsrc even supports 

And then theres this:

And if you look on the official cygwin site, you can download it, and all of 
its packages straight off the ftps:

Its messier than the standard install, but it is absolutely possible to 
download all of these on another machine, and then boot into windows doing 
the install all locally.

On Saturday 12 February 2005 2:08 am, Richard Rauch wrote:
> Well, this is a general chatter list...(^&
> I'm running a new monopoly-soft system.  I'd like to have something
> like a POSIX (let's say NetBSD-like, to relate; (^&) environment.
> I've used CygWIN in the past, but they have this silly idea of a
> custom download tool which requires you to connect the (insecure)
> MonopolySoft computer to the Internet while downloading.  I'd
> rather not do that.
> Is there any "download one file" distribution of anything similar?
> What I"m looking for:
>  * ls, diff, more, cat, ssh
>  * CVS and/or RCS
>  * X would be nice.
>  * Compilers would be nice.
>  * Ability to NFS mount remote disks.
>  * lpd
> ...those are in approximate descending order.  (E.g., CygWIN
> had the top 4 which was good enough; samba gave me the rest.)
> CygWIN would be almost "perfect" if I could download the package
> with NetBSD and then slurp it over my local ethernet from, say, my
> web-server.
> (I do have a directory of CygWIN files that I could put into a .zip
> perhaps and transfer.  But I gathher that CygWIN is somewhat
> sensitive to the underlying MonopolySoft edition in use and the
> files are somewhat dated anyway.)
> Suggestions?
> Thanks in advance.